Tae-il Shim is a pseudonym for a North Korean defector writer. He left the DPRK in 2018, and now resides in South Korea.
"The songbun system exists in name only for many"
"God, please help me live. Help me not get washed away by the force of the current...."
The story of our second new contributor, from starving taekwondo teacher to TV smuggler
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